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. >> he was one of the most influential men in afghanistan. he was president of kandahar provincial council and of course half brother to the president of afghanistan and that gave him additional power. people in kandahar said you couldn't get anything done without going through him. his brother the president of afghanistan said his death is a reflection of the suffering of the afghan people. but l he was plagued by allegations throughout his political career that he was corrupt. and that he was also involved in the drug trade. these are allegations he denied. but those allegations floating out there serve to undermine u.s. and nato effort to create a stable government in afghanistan. and it also comes at a very bad time as the u.s. tries to draw back soldiers from afghanistan. highlighting the success they have had militarily in kandahar and in helman professor since. his death shows instability still exist ins those areas. this is abc news, afghanistan. >>> it was in afghanistan that one soldier displayed great courage and today president obama annualed his sacrifice. >>
just go to our web site and look under see it on tv. >> and u.s. troops in southeastern afghanistan celebrated with a flag raising ceremony. it may be the last july 4th spent in afghanistan. the draw down of u.s. troops is set to begin. president obama ordered reduction of 10,000 by the end of the year and another 23,000 by september, 2012. some leaders say the withdrawal plan is more aggressive than anticipated. >> sarah showered began a hunger strike to protest the continued detention of two fellow uc berkeley alumni. they were arrested almost two years ago hiking along the border. and the release on bail last year, she announced she'd not return to stand trial. bower and fattal's trials were set to begin at the end of the month. uc werkly -- berkeley alumni will take turns fasting to demand the release. >>> a group of canadian activists attempting to sail through the sea blockade were blocked from leaving a greek port today this, is the second time that a boat belonging to the flotilla was turned back. on friday, the greek coast guard and commandos stopped the boat from leaving a
in south east afghanistan celebrated independent day with a flag raising ceremony and military band. >> this may be the last july 4th ceremony spent in afghanistan for some of these soldiers. as the draw down of u.s. troops is set to begin. president obama ordered a troop reduction of 10,000 bit end of the year and another 23,000 by september 2012. military leaders say the president withdrawal plan is more aggressive than they had anticipated. >> you represent the latest in long line of hero whose have served our country with honor, you made incredible zacchary faces to protect the freedom that we all enjoy. i have got some of those heroes here with us today. >>reporter: for third year in a row the first family celebrating the fourth of july with service members and their families. more than 1,000 l military hero and loved ones gather on the south lawn for barbecue and first rate view of the national capitol fireworks tonight. the president told them america is proud of you. rock band train singleer song writer amos lee and u.s. marine band were on the schedule. >> now to amer
, coming up. tt+ñ% >>> the u.s. troops in afghanistan celebrated independence day by reenlisting in the army. general david petraeus visited the soldiers on the last 4th of july in uniform before becoming cia director. senator john mccain also joined forces to celebrate the 4th. the president announced plans to bring 10,000 troops home by year's end. >> and there is a growing movement turning neighborhood trees destined for mulch into one of a kind works of art. a growing number of carpenters are responsible for the rebirth. >> this tree in oakland has to be cut down because it's undermining a retaining wall. trimmers will chip the branches but the biggest parts of the tree will be spared from the firewood pile, ending up in this lumber yard. >> it's like opening up a novel. there is stuff you don't expect and learn about. >> this master kor pen ter sees beauty in this wood. he owns joinry structures taking trees and urban settings, ages wood, then mills it. the resulting timber will be turned into homes, furniture and restaurants. >> and all of us go, there is a story. it grows
area has lost another soldier in the line of duty. the sargeant died in afghanistan. his dad sent us these photos on a trip to disany land. he was married tw w.two young sons. he was 36 years old. >> a two-hour special here on abc 7 will shed light on jaycee dugard's kidnapping. the information will come from jaycee herself. the first interview with jaycee, a special will air sunday night, she was kidnapped age 11 by phillip and nancy garrido, held captive for 18 years, and she was repeatedly abused and gave birth to two daughters. >> you're in labor and there is nobody there. having a baby in a backyard. >> yup. i did. very painful. but... then, i saw her. she was beautiful. >> the special airs this sunday night at 9:00. >> and america's unemployment rate rose to 9.2% in june. hiring slowed and employers added only 18,000 jobs, the fewest in nine months. and there is something the white house wasn't expecting. >> analysts expecting 110,000 jobs. and there are 18 thu and it was a tough day at the white house. the president walked through a laundry list of reasons for poor job showing
families, soldiers killed in afghanistan as well as bribing police for information. it took 200 staffers by surprise, employees will be able to apply forth jobs with the parent company, news international. >> i'm torn. i still feel disgusted that, you know in a distance past this, things have occurred. >> and one former editor is keeping her highly-paid position but there is word another editor and a senior journalist are set to be arrested. revenue from the final issue will go chair tie still head proposal to make you microchip your pets. >> and 9:00 to 5:00? no more. more on the change in the way americans work. yoplait light. they have great flavors like... boston cream pie, raspberry cheesecake. even though i work here, i've lost weight. wow. yeah. carry on. (announcer) 28 delicious flavors at around 100 calories each. >>> just a little bit hazy out there. you're looking at the view towards san francisco. spence jer along with a look at the forecast for us. >>> a proposed bill would require all newly adopted or impounded pets to be fitted with a microchip. today he joined pet owners
on the staff sargeant and the 36-year-old died july 5th after his unit was hit in afghanistan. the family found out today that the state was to the planning to fly the flag at half staff on monday, the day of the funeral. >> we're getting my son's body before it, we got told that the american flag was not going to be at half mast in california. that it was going to be in all of the other 49 states. and i'm working on trying to get that corrected. >> now, the governor's office has just confirmed the flag will be lowered monday saying the only reason for the confusion is that flag had been lowered in honor of the soldier on the 12th after communication with the department. but that communication had misinformation in it. also the governor's office says from the federal government that added to their grieve today, he served his country 16 years. his survived by his wife and two adult children from a previous marriage n daily city, abc 7 news. >> and police have arrested the girlfriend of giovanni ramirez, the chief suspect in the beating of brian stow. police considered her a perfect of -- person
died in afghanista afghanistan. sergeant was killed by a rocket propelled grenade on tuesday. his father told us that he died defending his men. he was married with two young sons. amber was career soldier. he joined the military when just 20. sergeant amber was 36 years ol old. he leaves behind a wife and 2 young i sons. >> meanwhile pentagon announced today it will immediately start accepting applications from openly gay recruit and will stop enforcing the don't ask don't tell policy. today moratorium follow as ruling wednesday by the 9th circuit court of appeals in san francisco ordering the defense department to stop enforcing that law. court said that prohibiting openly gay troops is unconstitutional because it treats gay americans differently. >> and new state law says electronic cyberbullying will not be tolerated. cyberbullying prevention bill allows school officials to suspend students who post abusive message on social networking site. prior to this state anti-bullying law didn't expressly include those kinds of messages. bill author san jose assembly woman campo
a unique program available to veterans returning from iraq and afghanistan. it's designed for female vets offering therapies targeted to their physical and emotional needs. >> i will ask you to close your eyes. let that peaceful quality travel through all parts of you. >> army veterans are learning to manage emotions haunting her for months. diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder after returning from iraq. she said adjustment back to normal life has been slow. >> sometimes i'll be somewhere, let's say in a mall or something. and then, i'll see myself back in iraq. >> imagine wrapping all of that experience in something like a bubble or a balloon. >> this session isn't taking place at va. it's part of a program being organized by institute for health and healing at california pacific medical center. this counselor says the institute integrates a variety of therapies. from this session, to massage and acupuncture treatment autos there is a array of classes including yoga, tai-chi, various movement. it helps me kind of learn to just pay attention to my breathing. and then pay attentio
'dership in pakistan and afghanistan have been pushed to the brink of collapse. and they're concerned about its affiliate in somalia's ability to strike within the us use probably the next, most significant terror threat may emnate from the al qaeda presence in somalia. >> abc news learned before he died, osama bin laden had been secretly urging al qaed's affiliate in somalia to target the u.s.. and many there is a civil war alongside islamic radicals, sources tell abc news 40 have trained and fought there in three years alone, including three suicide bombers. >> not al qaeda nor any facilities have come close to drawing muslim americans and westerners to jihad. >> the recruits have come from across the country. california, minnesota, illinois, missouri, new york, new jersey, virginia, alabama, and texas. >> they continue to call for strikes against the united states. as a result we cannot and will not let our guard down. >> there is disturbing evidence the group is forging an alliance with aggressive al qaeda affiliate in yemen. a senior al shabazz leader was captured on evidence with planning
defense gold medal. they with honored for rescuing a french helicopter crew in afghanistan last month after the french helicopter crashed in bad weather. captain mosier guided that mission. >>> and soldier from san francisco got home come he deserved today after so many years. eduardo tool died in germany during world war ii but he has been missing in action ever since. today o'toole welcomed home by veteran group. vick lee takened the service. if [ taps] officials heavy mist with gray if feel over the schlts he came home 66 years after killed in world war ii. he was identified through his dog tag and dental records. newspaper obit said o'toole had no surviving family members. that struck a chord with pat fichlt read it in the paper. and i thought there's no way i'm going to let him be buried with no one here. >>reporter: so she called her other friends. friends lake mag. >> when pat mentioned it at lunch i said i want to go. >>reporter: in fact she wore the navy necklace her dad gave her mom at the end of world war ii. >> just felt appropriate to wear it and be here. >>reporter
. he died when his unit came under enemy fire in afghanistan on july 5th. sergeant amber whether served in the marine corps before joining the army leaves behind a wife and 2 son sons. patriots guard riders and police officers took part in the funeral procession. >> large dust storm swept through the phoenix area this afternoon for the second time in last couple weeks. gigantic cloud blanketed the region if you should by 50 miles an hour winds. whale it is fascinating to look at, strange and erie as well some medical experts warn of the potential health risk posed by the storms. they do more than get the car dirty. doctors say the dust can trigger valley fever a flu like illness inhaling airborne fungus superior picked up by the desert soil and blown around seen here. >> well, on to something else. every new parent knows you say you are having a boy you gate lot of blue baby gift of. if it's a girl you get pitching. but where exactly does that tradition come from? and is it starting to change? andrea has some answers. >>reporter: greg 6-year-old son started reaching for pin
-year-old san jose native was killed july 5th when his unit came under enemy fire in afghanistan. he had served 10 years in the marines and 6 in the army. >> that shows very selfless person. very cranial us person and for that we are just forever grateful. >> patriots guard writers on hand at moffitt field to pay tribute. among a gold star mom whose own son killed in iraq three years ago. this is her first patriot guard ride. what we do is fwhal the guard did for me and my family and my so son. >>reporter: funeral service and presentation of pill tear medal will take place here in daly city on monday. emotion filled day included confusion about whether flags will be flown at half staff on monday to honor the fallen soldier. they will and when we see them we will know why. >> if nick the fourth was an awesome father. awesome son and if any credible soldier. >>reporter: in daly stishtion abc 7 news. >>> is he san francisco doctor killed and at least 3 others injured when big rig collided with a hospital shuttle bus today. it happened at the busy intersection of octavia bouleva
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